I rarely use my R200 for printing, and mainly use it for printing CDs. I am having trouble getting paper to load. I may get one or two pages to print and then it flashes and stops indicating that the paper isn't loaded correctly. I have tried taking the paper out and putting it back in (several times) have tried putting in more or less paper (several times) but more often than not it will not load the paper. I've used plain paper, heavier card stock and photo paper. It might print the heavier or photo paper, but usually won't (pity it's a photo printer). Plain paper seems to work. Any suggestions much appreciated before I take a hammer to it.
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The print heads are blocked and normally this means the end for the printer, but i have heard of a solvent cleaning cartridge that may unblock the nozzles, but it is rare especially with the cost of inks and printers being so cheap today. Try googling the solvent cartridge.
Loading your paper
Paper loading tips:
● Load paper with the side to be printed facing down.
● You can print photos and documents on a wide variety of paper sizes, from
8 x 13 cm (3 x 5 inch) up to 22 x 61 cm (8.5 x 24 inch). The 10 x 15 cm
(4 x 6 inch) photo paper is available with and without tabs.
● Before loading paper, pull the Main paper tray out (use the Main tray release or
the tray grips) and slide out the paper-width and paper-length guides to make
room for the paper. After loading paper, adjust the guides to fit close to the edges
of the paper without bending the paper. When finished loading paper, push the
Main tray back in all the way.
● Load only one type and size of paper at a time in the same tray.
● After loading paper, extend the Output tray extension to catch your printed pages.
Use the directions in the following table to load the most commonly used paper sizes
into the printer.
Paper type How to load Tray to load
photo or plain
1. Extend the Main tray by
pulling it out with the Main
tray release or the tray
Load the Main tray
12 HP Photosmart 8200 series
Paper type How to load Tray to load
2. Slide the paper-width and
paper-length guides to
their outermost positions.
3. Load paper with the side
to be printed facing down.
Check that the stack of
paper is no higher than
the top of the paperlength
4. Adjust the paper-width
and paper-length guides
inward until they stop at
the edges of the paper.
5. Push in the Main tray all
the way in.
6. Make sure the light on the
Photo tray button is
turned off to enable
printing from the Main tray.
Load paper and adjust guides inward
1 Paper-width guide
2 Paper-length guide
Push in the Main tray
1 Push the Main tray all the way in
Depends how long you have had your printer, epson are well know for the rollers that takes the paper in getting worn, and so does the cd/dvd tray, eventually you have to push the tray in by hand to get the thing started, somtimes changing the disk tray helps, if youve got a spare one,
There are settings that should allow you to specify the page size usually in the printer program that is installed on your computer as well as if you were using your printer as a stand alone device ,it will not be a problem with your Mac or printer but perhaps the instruction menu not been user friendly , I suggest you look at your printer settings in trouble shooting under paper loading etc or paper size as even the very cheap printers allow for smaller paper sizes even envelopes .You might try the print preview which should let make changes if need be .